21 Bedtime Prayers for Adults That Make A Difference


The twilight hour can be one of the most peaceful and serene times of the day – a perfect time to pause, reflect, connect with your faith, and nurture your spiritual life. So why not take advantage of this chance each evening and ask God for help in living through His wisdom?

Praying at bedtime has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels, enhance feelings of well-being, improve sleep quality and duration among other countless benefits. In this blog post we’ll provide you with 21 powerful bedtime prayers for adults that are sure to add power to what’s already working in your life as you make personal progress on your journey towards wellness!

Forgiveness Prayer

Dear Lord, I humbly come before You tonight with a heart of repentance and sorrow for my sins. I thank You for the grace to forgive even when it is difficult. As I lay in bed, let me feel your presence comforting me with mercy and peace. Help me to forgive myself and all others who have wronged me. Give me the strength and courage to put into practice what You have taught us about love and forgiveness. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Healing Prayer

Lord God Almighty, I come before you bowed down in humility today and ask for healing – physical healing because my body is weak, emotional healing because my mind is restless and spiritual healing because my soul needs reviving. I thank you for the gift of life and ask that You restore me to perfect health. Please give me strength to overcome every obstacle, courage to face any challenge, and wisdom to make wise decisions. You have promised to never leave us nor forsake us, and I believe that promise. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Strength Prayer

Heavenly Father, I come before You tonight feeling weak and in need of Your strength. I thank You for the courage to fight each battle as it comes my way. Please help me not be afraid or discouraged no matter what life throws at me. Enable me to use my faith as a shield against any enemy that tries to thwart my progress

Life Purpose Prayer

Lord Jesus, as I lay down in bed tonight, I ask You to reveal Your will and purpose for my life. Help me to see where my talents and skills can best be used for Your glory. Give me the courage and strength to pursue those ambitions with unwavering faith in You. May each step that I take bring me closer to fulfilling Your perfect plan for me. I surrender my life to You and trust that you will lead me in the right direction. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Bloom Prayer

Lord, I come before You tonight full of thankfulness knowing that I can bloom even from a seed of despair. Help me to find beauty in the pain and joy in the sorrow. Every day I get to start anew and I pray that tonight You will give me the courage to bloom into a more beautiful version of myself. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Wisdom and Understanding Prayer 

Heavenly Father, I come to You tonight asking for wisdom and understanding from Your Word. Help me to focus my thoughts and actions on what is pleasing in Your sight. Guide me as I seek knowledge and discernment so that I can make wise choices in life. Teach me how to use the gifts You have given me to bless others. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Joy & Hope Prayer  

Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of life and all the blessings that come with it. As I lay in bed today, fill me with a spirit of joy and hope so that my heart can be filled with gratefulness. Help me to remember that all things are possible through You and peace is always within reach if we trust in You. Help me to remember that Your love is unconditional and no matter what I go through, you will always be there for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Growth-Minded Prayer 

Loving God, grant me the wisdom and insight to recognize my strengths and weaknesses. Help me to be mindful of my thoughts so that I can use them for good and not for harm. Give me a growth mindset that seeks out new opportunities and challenges, thereby enabling me to reach new levels of success. Enlighten my heart with Your grace so that I can recognize my potential and use it to live a life of purpose. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Hope for Tomorrow Prayer

Father God, I come before You tonight feeling weary and in need of hope. Thank you for always providing me with the strength and courage to face the challenges of life. As I close my eyes and lay my head on the pillow, please fill my heart with joy and peace, knowing that no matter what tomorrow holds, you will never leave my side. Help me to trust in Your will and have hope for a brighter future. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Comforting Prayer

Dear God, thank You for being a loving Father who is always there to help us in our time of need. As I lay my head down at night, fill me with Your peace and comfort that passes all understanding. Keep me from fear, worry, and anxiety as I sleep knowing that You are watching over me. And when I awake tomorrow, may I start the day with an attitude of trust and faith in You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Grace Prayer

Heavenly Father, as I go to bed tonight I thank You for Your grace and mercy. Thank you for providing me with so many blessings today that I could not count them all. Please forgive my sins and mistakes, and grant me the peace of mind needed to rest peacefully this evening. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Patience Prayer

Lord Jesus, I come to You today asking for patience and understanding. As I lay down in bed tonight, give me the grace to be patient with myself and those around me. Help me to trust that all things will work out according to Your perfect timing. Let me have faith that when things don’t go my way, it is for a greater purpose. Remind me that I cannot rush Your plans for my life, and help me to be content with what You have in store for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Divine Assistance Prayer

Almighty God, I come before You tonight in need of Your Divine Assistance. At this time, I’m feeling overwhelmed and helpless so I thank You for the strength to take one step at a time. Please give me courage, clarity and focus as I tackle each task throughout the day. Help me to stay prayerful and hopeful no matter how difficult the task ahead. Remind me to always seek Your guidance for all my decisions and actions. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Renewal in Life Prayer 

Heavenly Father, I come to You tonight seeking renewal and transformation. My life has become stagnant and lackluster, so I ask for Your inspiration to fill me with new purpose and enthusiasm for living. Give me the power to break away from old habits that no longer serve me, and grant me clarity on how best to move forward in creating the life I desire. Help me to focus on what truly matters, and fill me with the joy that comes from knowing You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Calmness Prayer

Gracious Father, I come to You tonight feeling a little overwhelmed and anxious. Life can be so chaotic sometimes, but I thank you for the assurance that You are in control of all things. Help me to have faith and trust in Your perfect plan even when it doesn’t make sense from my limited human perspective. As I drift off to sleep, calm my heart and mind with Your peace that surpasses all understanding. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Courageous Soul Prayer

Father, I come to You tonight asking for courage and strength. May I never be afraid to stand up for what is right and just even in the face of adversity. Help me to find the words when confronted with difficult situations or conversations. Give me wisdom and discernment so that I may always choose actions that honor Your will. Let my life be a reflection of Your love and grace so that I may be a light in dark places. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Graceful Sleep Prayer

Merciful Father, You are the source of life and give us rest for our soul. I thank You for the opportunity to come before you tonight in prayer as I prepare to sleep. Please guide me into a peaceful and relaxing sleep, void of any disturbances or nightmares. Let Your peace fill my heart and mind with assurance that tomorrow will be a new day of Your grace. I give all my cares and worries to You, trusting that You will take care of them in Your perfect way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Peace Prayer

O Lord, help me to find solace and peace in the midst of life’s storms and struggles. When worries and anxieties threaten to overwhelm my soul, let Your spirit be a shelter over me, protecting me from all harm. Grant me the peace of mind and heart that I need in order to fully focus on Your will for my life. Let me experience a deep restful sleep that refreshes both my body and soul. May your perfect peace be with me now, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Blessings Prayer

Dear Lord, I come before You tonight with a grateful heart full of blessings and thankfulness. Thank You for the wonderful people in my life who love me unconditionally, for all the experiences that have enriched my existence, and for every moment of joy that You have given me. Please bless me with Your everlasting love and grace so I may continue to grow closer to You as I continue my journey on this earth. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Safety Prayer

Loving God, I thank you for keeping me safe throughout the day. I ask that you would extend your protection to me through the night as I lay here in bed. Keep my mind and heart free from fear and worry, so I can have a peaceful sleep. No weapon formed against me shall prosper because all of my trust is in You, Lord. When I awake, may I do so in your presence and be filled with a sense of security. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Gratitude Prayer

Dear Lord, I thank you for all of the blessings that have come my way today. Even when life seems difficult, there are small moments of beauty and joy that bring me comfort. Help me to acknowledge and appreciate them as I drift off to sleep tonight. Remind me that your grace is sufficient and no matter what comes, you will always be with me. Bring me sweet dreams and happy morning and a realization of your endless love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Anxiety Prayer

Heavenly Father, I come to You in times of worry and concern. I ask that you would help me to trust in Your goodness and faithfulness even during moments when it’s hard for me to see. Bring peace to my soul as I lay down tonight and take away all doubt and fear. Replace the anxious thoughts with joyful memories of the day and thankfulness for Your presence in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

May the Lord God be your guardian, protector, and guide throughout this night. Surround you with His peace and love so that when morning comes, you will arise refreshed in body, mind, and spirit.

May God bless you with peace and joy as you sleep tonight! Amen.

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